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    Johnny's calling sloppy seconds?
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    Like I said, I haven't decided what to do.
    Sorry, I missed that. I see now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Johnny's calling sloppy seconds?
    I try not to make a habit of it, but it's been known to happen.

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    Tinh,
    I am more than happy to flatten the profile and grind the bolsters into the blade farther for you. the finish is nothing special just ground on a my grinder to an x16 with almost no care removeing all the scratches from the previous grit. (That is why you can see some "heavier" scratches in the finish.) then a ten minute etch and a thirty second buff and call it good. One thing that I ask you remember, this is not a full custom knife. It was not made "for you" In fact it was done before you contacted me with no thought of any particular hand size or preferance on blade profile. You gave me a B overall and from your post it seems to me that you are comparing this gyoto to your customs so although a little chagrined I feel ok with it. If you think that you want to keep this knife and give the "performance" a test lets try and solve your issues with this one since I think they are somewhat valid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burke View Post
    the finish is nothing special just ground on a my grinder to an x16 with almost no care removeing all the scratches from the previous grit. (That is why you can see some "heavier" scratches in the finish.) then a ten minute etch and a thirty second buff and call it good.
    i'm assuming that this won't be the case for non-prototypes?

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    It will be something close, I am going to try a different finish on the next one though. the new one i am hoping will look close to a 600 grit hand rubbed finish, but will still be a machine finish.
    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    i'm assuming that this won't be the case for non-prototypes?

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    it was the "almost no care" that piqued my interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    As long as TK59 and BurkeCutlery can manage the shipping cost of the knives
    Sure, as long as I'm first in line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty dog View Post
    The profile, oh the profile.
    That is exactly what I was thinking. As someone who has generally loved the profiles on Bill's custom work for sujis and gyutos, I was very surprised when I saw TK's comparison shots above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burke View Post
    ...One thing that I ask you remember, this is not a full custom knife. It was not made "for you" In fact it was done before you contacted me with no thought of any particular hand size or preferance on blade profile... ...it seems to me that you are comparing this gyoto to your customs...
    It seems we have some misunderstandings. I just sent you an email. I'll give you a call.

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